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CHA Issues Summaries of IPPS, LTCH PPS Proposed Rules

What’s happening: CHA has issued summaries of the federal fiscal year 2025 inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) and long-term care hospital (LTCH) PPS proposed rules. 

What else to know: CHA will host a complimentary, members-only webinar on the IPPS provisions on May 15. Comments on the proposed rules are due by 2 p.m. (PT) on June 10.  

The IPPS summary highlights key provisions of the proposed rule, including: 

  • Market basket update   
  • Medicare disproportionate share hospital payments    
  • Wage index   
  • Mandatory Bundled Payment Model  
  • Separate payment for essential medicines  
  • Social determinants of health diagnosis codes 
  • Updates to the Inpatient Quality Reporting and Hospital Value-Based Purchasing programs  
  • Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program  
  • Hospital and critical access hospital respiratory illness reporting requirements   

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